Zac Rinaldo is now suspended in both the NHL and AHL (Video)

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FILE - This is a Jan. 25, 2016, file photo showing Boston Bruins' Zac Rinaldo during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, in Philadelphia. Rinaldo has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
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Days after being suspended five games by the NHL for a hit to the head, Zac Rinaldo now finds himself serving a suspension in a different league.

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The AHL announced on Monday that Rinaldo has been suspended five games for a hit to head on Friday night.

Midway through the second period of the Providence Bruins’ 4-3 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Rinaldo was handed a minor for high-sticking and a match penalty for a check to the head of the awesomely-named Kane Lafranchise.

Via Weekend at Bergys:

RInaldo was suspended indefinitely pending a review and has already served two of the five games.

Friday’s game was Rinaldo’s first in the AHL since being waived and demoted by the Bruins earlier in the week. 

Rinaldo’s ejection was just one moment in an otherwise forgettable night for the Baby Bruins. Providence blew a 3-1 lead thanks to two goals from the Sound Tigers 14 seconds apart in the final 30 seconds of the third period. In overtime, Bracken Kearns ended things with a penalty shot winner.

Please recall that the Bruins traded a third-round pick for Rinaldo over the summer. He currently has as one more suspension than goals this season in the NHL and AHL combined.

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